History of the Federal Judiciary

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Ross, Donald Roe
Born June 8, 1922, in Orleans, NE
Died December 18, 2013, in Omaha, NE

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on November 30, 1970, to a seat vacated by Harry Andrew Blackmun. Confirmed by the Senate on December 11, 1970, and received commission on December 12, 1970. Assumed senior status on June 13, 1987. Service terminated on December 18, 2013, due to death.

University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., 1948

Professional Career:
U.S. Army major, Air Corps, 1942-1946
Private practice, Lexington, Nebraska, 1948-1953
Member, Republican Executive Committee, Nebraska, 1952-1953
Mayor, Lexington, Nebraska, 1953
U.S. attorney for the District of Nebraska, 1953-1956
Private practice, Omaha, Nebraska, 1956-1970
General counsel, Republican Party of Nebraska, 1956-1958
Member from Nebraska, Republican National Committee, 1958-1970; vice chairman, 1965-1970
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